Preparing for Autumn. A selection of caps I keep in Dorset. A couple in 100% cashmere. Lock & Co., House of Bruar, James Dermot, Dege & Skinner, Bates, Aquascutum, Hackett, Ray Ward Gunsmith, Gala Forest.
A selection of my silk bow ties ato celebrate National Bow Tie Day. Most of these are not labelled. Some of them are from Turnbull & Asser.
The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year War of the 17th Century. They tied a scarf around their necks to hold the opening of their shirts together.
Cordings silk cartridge tie with a Holland & Holland pocket square. I endeavour to illustrate this combination when wearing one of my Huntsman suits over the colder months ahead. The bronze I gave to my wife on the birth of our son George. The rosewood writing box was a gift from my mother on my 16th birthday.
This photo shows 3 cashmere jumper sleeves with Huntsman Islay tweed patches. The top, purple patch, I have matching shooting breeks and waistcoat in. I will be wearing these later in the year during the season. The bottom left shows a patch on a pink Turnbull & Asser cashmere V neck. The bottom right patch is on an oatmeal cashmere V neck William Evans St. James.
Bespoke Huntsman, Savile Row, Solaro suit. Bespoke Turnbull & Asser cornflower blue shirt with French cuffs. Hermes silk ‘snail’ tie. Turnbull & Assser silk pocket square. Edward Green suede tassel loafers.
The Huntsman Solaro is 11 oz. Iridescent olive green herringbone with the classic red weft showing through. This is evident in the penultimate photo of the inside leg of the photograph.
This Solaro suit was made for Walter Charles Lees. More information about the fascinating life of this gentleman may be obtained on the following link.
Please see below a very detailed account of the Solaro fabric history. I am most appreciative to Torsten of Sartorial Notes.
This is my first Gucci belt from 1976. I still have it, but regrettably, slightly restricting.